Sport in Skopje

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As the capital of the Republic of Macedonia, Skopje is home to several sports teams and venues. FK Vardar and FK Rabotnički are the two strongest and most popular football teams, whilst RK Kometal Gjorče Petrov is the most popular handball team, being a European Women's EHF Champions League champion for 2002. RK Vardar and RK Metalurg are two main male handball teams, and MZT Skopje and Rabotnički are best in basketball.


Recently, Skopje was the host of the following events:


Club League Established Venue
FK Rabotnički Macedonian First League 1937 Philip II Arena
FK Vardar Macedonian First League 1947 Philip II Arena
FK Metalurg Skopje Macedonian First League 1964 Železarnica Stadium
FK Gorno Lisiče Macedonian Second League 1964 Stadium Gorno Lisiče
FK Makedonija Gjorče Petrov Macedonian Second League 1932 Gjorče Petrov Stadium
FK Shkupi Macedonian Second League 2012 Čair Stadium
FK Skopje Macedonian Second League 1960 Stadium Avtokomanda
FK Fortuna Skopje Macedonian Third League 1975 Hasanbeg Arena
FK Goce Delčev Skopsko Pole Macedonian Third League 1968 Stadion Kukuš
FK Ilinden Skopje Macedonian Third League 1958 Stadion Ilinden
FK Lokomotiva Skopje Macedonian Third League 1954 Komunalec Stadium
FK Madžari Solidarnost Macedonian Third League 1992 Boris Trajkovski Stadium
FK Slavija Skopje Macedonian Third League 1919 Jovan Mandarovski Stadium
FK Alumina N/A 1950 Stadion Makedonija
FK Butel N/A 1980 Stadion Butel
KK Rabotnički Macedonian Premier League 1946 Gradski Park
MZT Aerodrom Macedonian Premier League 1966 Jane Sandanski Arena
KK Vardar Macedonian Second League 1947 SRC Kale
RK Metalurg Macedonian Super League 1971 Avtokomanda
RK Vardar Macedonian Super League 1961 Jane Sandanski Arena
ŽRK Vardar Macedonian Super League 1961 Jane Sandanski Arena

Sports venues[edit]

Skopje has four major sports indoor halls, of which the Boris Trajkovski Sports Arena is the biggest. The main stadium is the Philip II Arena and it hosts the Macedonia national football team.

Venue Capacity
Philip II Arena 36,400
Železarnica Stadium 4,000
Boris Trajkovski Stadium 3,000
Gjorče Petrov Stadium 3,000
Boris Trajkovski Sports Arena 10,000
Jane Sandanski Arena 6,500
SRC Kale 2,500
Avtokomanda Hall 2,000
Rasadnik Hall 1,000
Independent Macedonia sport hall 500

See also[edit]